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Should I keep my 7950gx2?

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June 14, 2007 4:57:59 PM

My pc is pretty current:
7950gx2 video card
2gig memory
2 24-widescreen dell monitors
x6800 Core 2 extreme processor
975XBX2KR motherboard
Vista

I am playing halo-2 and soon graw2 and a little bit of coh
I will get bioshock and cyrsis when they arrive.

Should I hang onto the 7950gx2 or make the jump to 8800 ?

Thanks

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June 14, 2007 5:06:30 PM

Keep it, you should be good until DX10 games come out.
June 14, 2007 5:27:18 PM

That's a strong card. There's no need to spend money on a new one. Start looking when the next generation of cards come out from either company or when it doesn't satisfy your gaming needs.

Props on Bioshock. It looks great. Hope my X1800XT can handle it.
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June 14, 2007 5:30:58 PM

7950GX2 is a monster card. :twisted:
I would skip this generation of graphic cards if i were you.
As Gary said you should be fine until some serious DirectX10 games come out then you can upgrade to a powerful DirectX10 card.(...Honestly current DirectX10 cards do not seem so powerful in DirectX10...)
By the way, nice rig bud! :wink:
June 14, 2007 6:08:06 PM

Sell it once G92 comes out in christmas ;) 
June 14, 2007 6:26:57 PM

ok, thanks for the feedback.
June 14, 2007 6:51:26 PM

Quote:
Should I hang onto the 7950gx2 or make the jump to 8800 ?

Thanks


Like the others said, keep your present card. Until it breaks or a game comes out that really needs DX10, it should do fine. I did recently upgrade to a 8800 GTS 640 because my old 1900 XTX failed and so I can say that as a comparison, especially considering the money spent for the performance gained, I wish the old card had lasted longer. If it hadn't been for the 1900 XTX dying, I'd still be happily using it. So keep your present 7950gx2 and enjoy it for now.
June 14, 2007 7:36:59 PM

Quote:
7950GX2 is a monster card. :twisted:
I would skip this generation of graphic cards if i were you.
As Gary said you should be fine until some serious DirectX10 games come out then you can upgrade to a powerful DirectX10 card.(...Honestly current DirectX10 cards do not seem so powerful in DirectX10...)
By the way, nice rig bud! :wink:


i would skip two generations, indeed Monster Card.
June 14, 2007 8:16:48 PM

Nice setup! We have a near identical system. :p 

I have been debating over this for several weeks now and I am pretty sticking with the 7950gx2 as the others have mentioned. I see no real reason to go out and spend just as much on a new card as I just spent less than 6 months ago (besides epeen, that is why we buy bleeding edge right? To keep from having to upgrade every 6 months.....).

In all honesty, I think the GX2 will hold it's own for at least one more generation. It's longevity will depend on how much nVidia decides to invest in the 7 series drivers once the next leg of 8 series come out. As long as they don't half-ass it, we might be able to OC our own cards to squeeze even more life out of them!
June 14, 2007 11:35:08 PM

Won't the dx10 games still support dx9 though?

You could just wait until the 2nd generation dx10 cards come out.

Those cards you have right now are nice.
June 14, 2007 11:57:44 PM

Download the GRAW2 demo (out now) and see how well your 7950GX2 handles it, then base your decision on that. If it can't handle the games you want to play at the quality you want to play them then you should consider upgrading now.

But I'm pretty sure it should be able to handle even those 2 new titles.
June 15, 2007 3:38:29 AM

ok 7950 gx2... for what you paid for it.. and how much it kicks @$$ on all current games (reviews and specs i've read) keep your current card... it's definitly not worth the price... unless you're the type of person that can afford to throw 20 dollar bills into the wishing well instead of quarters.... and in that case... send me a 20 dollar bill and i'll work for you for 2 hours (not sexually, unless you're a hot FEMALE) :-p ... because i'm poor. haha. anyway, WAIT! according to all the specs right now, the only good way to go is if you have a terrible card, and you're upgrading to a 7900gs or an x 1900 pr a x19650... if you have the psu to support them that is... your card actually is pretty rockin as of now... I'd suggest chilling out and waiting a while. even if you're the type of dude who wants to max out all the features (anti aliasing, anistropic filtering, etc, etc.) 8800's are not as good as they claim to be... sure, for joe bob like me who has a crappy card, the next gen 8x's seem ok, the 88's seem awesome... but from where you're sitting on the 7950... i wouldn't touch an 8800 until you find a game that either drops below 20fps (other than NWN 2) , or you have a butt load of money to spend on a top of the line card like the 8800gtx ultra.... even then... it's a waste of money, especially if you keep up with the times...

point being... if you can afford to upgrade a 7950 gx2... send me your card... i'll send you 50 bones (cuz that's all i got) toward your 8800... :-p but i still don't advise it, (even though i'd be making out on the deal)...

and just to make that analogy clear... you spent a butt load of money on the 7950gx2... and it's a good card.... i wouldn't spend money on anything else right now... i'd wait untill upgrading actually makes a difference (other than dx10.....dx10 is sooo gay)
June 15, 2007 3:40:11 AM

7950gx2 > 8800gts alot of the time
June 15, 2007 5:55:14 AM

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7950gx2 > 8800gts alot of the time

OK OK, 7950GX2 is a beast, but you sure about that? Any link or benchmarks?
Hey Cleeve, you are needed here too to clear things! :?
June 15, 2007 6:08:03 AM

You should check out the VGA Charts of tomshardware.com. It shows the 7950gx2 beating the 8800gts in bf2142 max quality, prey, doom3 and some other games, but the 8800gts still does well.
June 15, 2007 6:12:37 AM

Maybe you are right but i`m not a big fan of Tom's charts!
By the way, i thought that 7950GX2 is SLI'ed 7900GTs on one board.
Anyway, forget that.
June 15, 2007 6:18:04 AM

Keep the card dude.I have been running two 7950gt ko in sli until one of them crapped out.Now I am waiting for about 5weeks already and still am playing with only one card.I really like the two cards for gaming,especially when it comes to oblivion.But on the serious side,keep that card.when you do decide to upgrade it,give me a jingle,I might be interested in buying it off you.Goodluck.

Dahak

AMD X2 5600+ @ 2.8ghz(stock)
M2N32-SLI DELUXE MB
2 GIGS DDR2 800 RAM
THERMALTAKE 850WATT PSU
7950GT KO(WAITING FOR MY OTHER TO COME BACK FROM RMA)
ACER 22IN. LCD
SMILIDON RAIDMAX GAMING CASE
80GIG/250gig SATA2 HD's
XP MCE
June 15, 2007 7:33:04 PM

my friend has 2x7900gs in SLI and he has better fps than a single 8800gts.
June 15, 2007 7:39:33 PM

How about two 7100GS? :roll:
June 15, 2007 8:03:52 PM

No you should try 6600LE in SLI! Tell me your benchies afterwards!
June 15, 2007 8:07:11 PM

Yeah, i`m gonna sell my card and buy two 6600LE.
Yay! :D 
Six digits 3DMark score, here i come! :twisted:
June 15, 2007 8:33:31 PM

When you want to play Crysis, I would get no less than a 640 MB GTS.
June 15, 2007 8:49:48 PM

If I were you I would keep the card and skip this generation of cards. Wait for the 9900 Nvidia cards...... :wink:

But if you sell your 7950gx2 now I bet you could get a pretty decent chunk of change for it. If you wait another year you will get a lot less. :cry: 
June 16, 2007 3:26:39 PM

Quote:
If I were you I would keep the card and skip this generation of cards. Wait for the 9900 Nvidia cards...... :wink:

But if you sell your 7950gx2 now I bet you could get a pretty decent chunk of change for it. If you wait another year you will get a lot less. :cry: 


True, but then newer cards will be cheaper. It's a cycle man. Just buy a new card when you few you aren't getting enough performance from your computer. Though maybe in a few years you might have to replace a few other things in your computer. :?
June 16, 2007 6:11:32 PM

they should sell graphics cards at goodwill
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